Lt. j.g. Mary Sims, USCGC Frederick Hatch (WPC 1143) executive officer, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Wyatt Bess discuss upcoming tours aboard the cutter at the pier in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, on Nov. 22, 2022. The Frederick Hatch is on an expeditionary patrol in Oceania in support of Operation Rematau and Operation Blue Pacific to promote security, safety, sovereignty, and economic prosperity in Oceania. In Micronesia, Rematau means people of the deep sea. It highlights the connection between mariners and honors the shared understanding in the Pacific that securing the future requires long-term vision and a carefully considered regional strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Sara Muir)

Photo by: Chief Warrant Officer Sara Muir |  VIRIN: 240321-G-G0020-1002.JPG